Studded Snows

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:58 pm

Went to plow heavy wet snow this morning, but had a nice layer of ice underneath. Chains on asphalt rattle the teeth out of your head so I tried this. #14 x 1" hex head H.S. screws. What a difference, no skidding, and moved the snow off with ease.

Oh yeah, how do I add a picture to a post, tried to show my 49 "work in progress" Hope to have it completed for summer.

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:10 pm

Ernis, if your pictures are stored on a photo hosting site on the net, you can link to them. If not, you can post them on a site like picturetrail or hpphoto or similar site and then link to them. If not, e-mail them to me and I'll upload them to my photo host and post them for you.

Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:44 am

Picture of Ernie's "Stud" cub:



Nice job Ernie!


Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:04 am


Thanks for your help with the pictures :D


Oh yeah, I like the name :twisted:

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:59 am


I can't take credit for the restoration, 99% was done by a friend of mine in Maine. I've just been taking good care of it since I got it and added the plow and wheel weights, that still need painting, but it's been to cold. I am taking it to Maine this summer, as he has a cordwood saw for me and I have a ton of wood to cut.


Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:32 pm


Nice looking tractor!

Any chance of seeing a pic of the cord-wood saw? I know many would be interested just as I am.

Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:30 pm


I am going north next weekend, I'll try to get some pics if I can get to it, as it's covered up in the woods under who knows how much snow. I will take some pics when I get it restored and in use.


Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:46 pm


Thanks a lot, it is appreciated!

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:53 pm

I'm was thinking about trying the studs myself. Anybody have any pros and cons to offer. Has anyone else tried it, did you run into problems? Does it ruin the tires after awhile?

Just curious, seems like it should work well.

Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:58 pm


No problems yet, I have replaced a few in the center that wore down from spinning the wheels when I was a little agressive at first, they removed with ease and no tears in the ribs. We'll see how they hold up through the rest of winter.


Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:55 am

A guy at work some years ago tried the stud thing for use on gravel and it didn't work at all. I'm a thinkin its alright for pavement butt won't be aggressive enough for gravel. I've plowed on both surfaces and you'll feel like a king plowing on pavement, get to the gravel and the shows over. Last winter my Farmall H couldn't do a thing one big heavy snow event, went over to my neihbors concrete drive and you couldn't stop me. Most of these guys having all this trumendous success are plowing on pavement is my guess.

Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:02 am


I plow about 400ft of pavement 200ft pretty steep. I also plow about 300ft of gravel. Although plowing the pavement is easy the gravel ain't too bad. Chains and the plow do seem to tear it up quite a bit but things will smooth out in the spring. I hope! :D

Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:16 am

Ain't knockin it.....looks like a problem solved, but, better stock up on the asphalt sealer and get to it the first 75 degree sunny day in the spring! You'll find little pock marks all over the drive that scrape right through the sealcoat. >>>Been there done that! ( with an older sears rider/front snowblower setup ). There's always something to eat up yur 'spare' time!!
Those awol 1" screws can be auto tire killers too! Nice looking tractor though!! Another trip to the hardware store and a stop at the tack shop and you'll have the first Kleidsdale Cub !!!!

Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:10 am

Don't do any plowing on paved drives, but do quite a bit on gravel. One great advantage of chains is the way they tear up the packed snow and chip up the ice that the blade just slides over.